Top Psychological Tricks Cybercriminals Use Against Retailers

Recently, SecurityAdvisor published a research report entitled, “2021 Report: Human Risk in Cybersecurity,” based on the analysis of more than 500,000 malicious emails targeting senior leaders, mid-managers, and entry-level employees, as well as IT, finance, human resources, and legal teams. A large portion of these attacks utilized various psychological tricks to fool retail workers –…

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A CISO’s Guide To Stopping ATO Against The Digital Storefront

For any major online storefront, account takeover (ATO) attacks are a growing threat. ATO fraud attempts to steal from consumers and eCommerce merchants rose 282% between Q2 2019 to Q2 2020, according to recent research. ATO attempts should be on the radar of CISOs as a top potential business and compliance risk for 2021. Recovering…

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Top Three Focus Areas for CISOs in 2021

In a year that tested our resolve, the RH-ISAC community was resilient. The COVID-19 pandemic altered business-as-usual operations, changing the ways consumers shop and travel, and how employees work. Many of our members were forced to reduce staff and contractors, financially de-prioritize large capital and long-term projects, and delay initiatives that would have contributed to…

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Mitigating Bot Attacks and Reducing User Friction: Modern Security Can Produce Win-Win Situations

In today’s digital ecosystem, users are accustomed to getting what they want—and getting it fast. Our phones unlock themselves at a glance, our laptops unlock with a swipe of our finger across a scanner, our laptops unlock because they recognize the presence of our pin-secured watch on our wrists. Research has shown that this kind…

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Managing an Agile Security Operations Program

Building and improving a security operations program is challenging at any company, and even more so when that program was previously only focused on compliance. When Ken Loisch, global director of information security and compliance at Conair Corporation, first started at Conair four years ago, he changed the way the organization viewed security. The program…

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